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    Re: Carnival scents?

    I should certainly hope!!
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    Re: Carnival scents?

    I think Arabie would be a good one. It's so festive and maybe even a little decadent, it reminds me of New Orleans. The dried fruit reminds me of the Kings' Cake and the name "Arabie" reminds me of...
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    L'Artisan Piment Brűlant

    Has anyone tried this one? *It sounds pretty wonderful.

    Piment Brűlant sparkles with the vibrancy of red chili peppers and the tartness of raspberries. The spicy warmth is accented by the floral...
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    Re: Brandy by Brandy

    Many thanks to LadyLonestar for sending me a decant of this gem! :) I LOVE this one! A truly wonderful fragrance for autumn. Like LadyL, I have also received many compliments while wearing Brandy....
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    Re: do tea scents really smell like tea?

    Even though it's not listed among its notes, I smell tea in Egoiste. It blends so well with the honey and lavender. Lovely, calming and beautiful.
  6. Thread: Ummm, Un Lys

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    Re: Ummm, Un Lys

    Oh, wow, I can imagine Serge Lutens doing something incredible with roses. I must try that one. Thanks for the tip.
  7. Thread: Ummm, Un Lys

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    Ummm, Un Lys

    I just received my bottle of Chergui from Aedes. Hallelujah!!! ;D ;D ;D I also received some samples including a sample of Serge Lutens Un Lys. Wow! This is nice!! Un Lys would be wonderful in the...
  8. Thread: ambre sultan

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    Re: ambre sultan

    Why be saved? Succumb.
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    Re: Chergui spray now available ???

    YEE-HAWWW!!! ;D :D ;D :D ;D
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    Essence of John Galliano

    This stuff is so great in the fall. When I was a kid, I used to love the smell of burning leaves. Air quality ordinances haven't allowed leaf burning for years, but that smell will be forever in my...
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    Re: what about arabie

    I adore Arabie! It was the first Serge Lutens I tried, and I knew immediately this was the house for me. So luscious with spices, sweet dried fruits and smoke. Oh, Lord, I love it. I like to wear...
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    Re: Incense Series- Ouzarzate or Jaisalmer

    I like Ouarzazate, but for a more affordable alternative, try Gucci ph. It's a dead ringer for Ouarzazate.

    Jaisalmer is unique and beautiful. The sweetness of the Indian spices (cardamom? clove?)...
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    Re: Escada Collection

    Thank you, LadyLonestar! They're crazy about this stuff over at the Makeup Alley Board, and a recurring description in the reviews is cherry pipe tobacco. Also, a few people compared it to Ginestet...
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    Escada Collection

    Has anyone tried this? Is it too femme? The descriptions sound wonderful: cherry pipe tobacco and rich honeyed brandy.
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    Re: Strong and powdery fragrances for men

    Zizanie and Keiko Mecheri Loukoum.
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    Re: Black cherries?

    POTL Luctor et Emergo is a lovely blend of cherry and Play Doh. *It layers beautifully with Keiko Mecheri Loukoum. *I've also heard that Escada Collection has a deep, rich cherry smell. *I've never...
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    Re: a good deathbed scent?

    Renzo, I like the way you think. *Subconsciously, that's probably why I picked Ambre Sultan.


    I've really enjoyed reading all of these responses. You're all as morbid as I am. I feel a little...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme

    When I first tried Patour pour Homme, I was quite unimpressed. It seemed stale and musty to me. After several tries, it finally clicked with me, and now it's one of my all-time favorites. The more...
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    a good deathbed scent?

    What scent would you like to be wearing when you leave this vale of tears?

    I would like to be in a cloud of Ambre Sultan.
  20. Re: WHICH GUERLAIN SHOULD BE IN ONE'S WARDROBE??

    For me, it's Eau de Cologne ImpÚriale. You hardly ever hear about this one, but it is truly a classic. There's a reason it's been around since 1853. It's the best of the citrusy summer colognes,...
  21. Thread: Madini sale

    by Darkbloom
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    Re: Madini sale

    Ambre Sultan is perhaps my all-time favorite fragrance, and Madini Ambargris gives it a serious run for its money -- at a fraction of the cost!! Madini uses real ambergris in its potion. Fantastic....
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    Re: Sillage Heavyweights

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood
    Vintage Tabarome
    Tabarome Millesime
    CdG Original Eau de Parfum
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    Re: Martin (Parallax) RIP

    I am so sad to hear about this. I was starting to purchase a lot of decants from him. Besides his awesome selection and prices, I was also drawn to his very literate, insightful and poetic...
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    Re: My Aedes shopping spree

    Now that you mention it, I think I remember the end of A Christmas Carol...

    (Scrooge is in his window, talking to the boy in the street below) "Do you know the fragrance store, in the next street...
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    My Aedes shopping spree

    OK, I've been a good boy for far too long, so I recently splurged and stocked up on some smells for fall and winter from Aedes.com. Here's what I bought:

    Le Dandy
    Diptyque Eau Lente
    Un Bois...
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    Miel de Bois/Habanita

    Am sampling Miel de Bois today. Don't much care for it, actually, but, as it dries down, I am struck by how much it resembles Molinard Habanita's top notes. Just thought I'd share.
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    Re: How many bottles in your collection?

    . . . 500 names will be pertaining to oriental scents you've never heard of.[/quote]

    If Scentemental hasn't heard of them, they probably aren't worth the storage space.
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    Re: Launches in 1973

    Wow, Diptyque's stuck with L'Autre for 22 years?! I actually kind of admire that.
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    Re: My current TOP TEN (followed by TEN more).

    No particular order and valid today only:

    Patou pour Homme
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood
    Vintage Tabarome
    Tabarome Millesime
    SL Arabie
    SL Ambre Sultan
    SL Chergui
    Miller Harris Feuille de Tabac
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    Re: Goodbye to everyone

    Perhaps you could found the MLA -- Metrosexual Liberation Army. It could be a guerilla organization devoted to spreading revolution and really fabulous grooming products.
  31. Re: The muskiest musk of them all (It's not MKK)

    OHH, BABY!!!
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    Re: Ambre Sultan - "Was it good for you?"

    Patrick, that should get to you tomorrow or the day after.

    I agree Soir d'Orient is a sex machine. I wish I had more, but I will never be able to replace my bottle, so I have to hord the rest of...
  33. The muskiest musk of them all (It's not MKK)

    I've been reading a lot of comments lately about Musc Kublai Khan. *And, yes, it does start off pretty funky, but it doesn't take long for that animal to get domesticated. *If you truly want musk,...
  34. Re: Associating certain scents with certain cities

    I have to add a couple more. A few years ago I was visiting Tuscany in October. God, it was wonderful! The vast vineyards were golden and red and the olive groves were shimmering with silver leaves....
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    Re: Burberry Brit Smells EXACTLY like....

    I smell a resemblance to Etro Etra. Actually, I like Brit a bit better (how's that for alliteration?). Brit is a little less perfumey, but I could live without either of them.
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    Re: Anyone know about La Base

    I thought it was:

    ALL YOUR BASENOTES BELONG TO US.
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    Re: FM Noir Epices?

    Thank you, all, for the information and opinions. It definitely sounds intriguing. The sillage sounds great, but I like lots of Noir and even more Epices, and it doesn't sound like this is what I'm...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan - "Was it good for you?"

    Hello Shadesofbleu,

    I purchased my 1/3 oz decant from ipaidforthisname, but it was his last. I believe AZsmells (Adeel) has some available. He has a list on the swapboard. Good luck!
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    Re: Ambre Sultan - "Was it good for you?"

    I have a decant of this coming my way. I can hardly wait!!!
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    FM Noir Epices?

    What can you tell me about this one? Is it similar to any other fragrances? I'm hoping to place an order with Frederic Malle in about a month, and I'm wondering if I should get this one. Thank you...
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    Tabac Blond -- First Impressions

    First of all, many thanks to Adeel for spearheading the effort to acquire the legendary Tabac Blond for us Basenoters. I was so excited to receive this in the mail today, and have been wearing the...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan - "Was it good for you?"

    I find amber highly sexual, except when it's mucked up with a lot of sweet ingredients. The benzoin and other ingredients in Ambre Sultan complement the amber perfectly. Ambre Extreme is another...
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    Re: Best "Italian" scent?

    What a great story, 6C!! You are so lucky to have met the great Luciano and to have such a cool autograph! I also agree about Franco Corelli. Man, that guy could belt it out. I have a friend who says...
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    Re: Your soulmate scents?

    I have a deep karmic connection with:

    Vintage Tabarome (I must have worn it in a previous life)
    Tabarome Millesime
    SMN Potpourri
    Chergui (head-over-heels, blissful love-at-first-sniff)
    Ambre...
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    Re: Fragrances and Films

    Oh, one more!

    BERTOLUCCI'S THE CONFORMIST: Aqua di Gio
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    Re: Fragrances and Films

    Black Narcissus is quite the film. A real hothouse atmosphere, with frustrated nuns and simmering sexual tension. Gorgeous Technicolor. A real gem from Powell and Pressburger.

    Regarding Hannibal...
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    Re: No more fragrances this year!!!

    Good Lord! You tell the Post Office the truth?!!!
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    Re: Fragrances and Films

    What a GREAT movie! *"I should hate to see our country endangered by my underwear" is one of my all-time favorite lines. *

    A few more:

    JAWS: CSP Aqua Motu
    MONSIEUR VERDOUX: Mitsouko
    ONE FLEW...
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    Fragrances and Films

    Here are some fragrances I associate with certain films:

    CHICAGO: *Le Dandy
    COCTEAU'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: *Voleur de Roses
    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: *Yatagan
    BERGMAN'S THE SEVENTH SEAL: *Avignon or...
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    Re: Best Patchouly

    For a super-strong, sharp and pungent pure essence of patchouli, try the roll-on patchouli oil from Patchouli Garden: www.patchouligarden.com

    They also carry lots of other patchouli products,...
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    Re: Chanel- Cuir de Russie shopping

    Egoiste is available in a cologne concentree, and it's fabulous!
  52. Re: Associating certain scents with certain cities

    Oh wow! Someone else who knows about the Country Club Plaza in K.C. A bit of Moorish Spain in the Heart of America.

    Speaking of Moorish Spain, on a recent visit to Andalusia, with Spring in full...
  53. Re: SixCats! says..."I have a NEW stink favorite!"

    Hey 6C!

    So happy you're enjoying L'Autre. Yup, I figured this one had "6 Cats" written all over it.




    It may be because AoS Sandalwood is composed entirely of pure essential oils. Those...
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    Re: Patchouli Scents?

    Voleur de Roses -- nice and dirty rose and patchouli mix.

    SMN Patchouli -- Nostril-searing patchouli. Love it!

    and

    COMING SOON:

    SERGE LUTENS' BORNEO 1834 !!!!!
  55. Thread: Pine

    by Darkbloom
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    Re: Pine

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood, which is composed entirely of pure essential oils, includes a hefty dose of fir needle. It's exhilirating! This really smells like a great Northern pine forest -- not...
  56. Thread: Diptyque

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    Re: Diptyque

    I am very fond of Diptyque. My only criticism is that they don't project enough for my taste. I would love to share those fabulous smells with everyone in my vicinity because I'm a givah. There are a...
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    Re: Needs more pepper...

    Believe it or not, Vintage Tabarome has a delightful, tickly pepper note. *It's the perfect appoggiatura to the tobacco, amber and green tea notes. *VT is a masterpiece!
  58. Thread: Spice!?

    by Darkbloom
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    Re: Spice!?

    I love spicy scents!!! Here are my four favorites:

    1. CDG original eau de parfum
    2. Diptyque L'Eau
    3. Dityque Eau Lente
    4. SMN Potpourri.

    I could wear the SMN every day in the winter. It...
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    Re: What is your favourite chocolate smell?

    Last year, I ordered CSP Amour de Cacao, and the contents of the bottle leaked all over the shipping box. The smell was overwhelming and totally nauseating. For weeks, I couldn't get that cloying,...
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    Re: Sisley Eau de Campagne

    Wow, this sounds really nice. I must seek it out. Thanks, everyone.
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    Sisley Eau de Campagne

    I saw this mentioned in the thread about grassy scents, and was intrigued. Any other opinions about or descriptions of this one? What can you tell me about Sisley? Thanks for any information.
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    Re: Vintage Tabarome ; Taboarome Millesime

    You should try layering Vintage Tabarome WITH Tabarome Millesime. It's positively blissful! As a matter of fact, Creed has a name for this particular blend, but I don't remember what it is.

    I love...
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    Re: 'colognes that turn women crazayyyy'

    Aqua di Gio will unleash the sex-crazed, lustful beast that lurks within the bosom of even the most chaste and virginal maiden.
  64. Thread: tabac blond

    by Darkbloom
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    Re: tabac blond

    Poivre also sounds FANTASTIC. Adeel, as long as you're making the order, do you think we could also get Basenoters to chip in for a batch of Poivre? If so, definitely count me in.
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    Re: My and your top ten perfumes

    Chergui, Chergui, Chergui!!!
    Ambre Sultan
    Arabie
    Vintage Tabarome
    Tabarome Millesime
    Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac
    Musc Ravageur
    SMN Poptpourri
    Eau des Iles
    Le Dandy
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    Re: Brazenly Sexual.

    Hi Six Cats!

    You must be into golden showers. I hope you're enjoying that bottle of Cuba I unloaded on, um, I mean, swapped with you. Now that Bandit you sent me, now THAT's brazenly sexual!!
    ...
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    Re: Does anyone actually wear L'Autre?

    Very nice review, Chris. You really make me want to try this one. I love spice scents and really love L'Eau and Eau Lente. I only wish Diptyqe had more staying power and projected more sillage. Does...
  68. Thread: tabac blond

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    Re: tabac blond

    I would prefer a roll-on.
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    Re: Beautiful Sillage Experiences

    Chergui produces the most heavenly sillage. It smells like a flock of pipe-smoking angels just flew by. *Swoon*
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    Re: what do you think about aqua di gi˛?

    The official scent of "That 90's Show."
  71. Re: Looking for something woody,spicy,floral.

    Le Roy Soleil
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    Re: The One(s) You Wanted to Love...but...

    HABIT ROUGE

    After reading all the glowing descriptions on Basenotes, I was sure I was going to love this so-called "oriental." I even ordered a 6 oz bottle!!! Now I know why you can get a 6 oz...
  73. Re: MILLER HARIS, THE DIFFERENT COMPANY,KEIKO MECH

    Six Cats, knowing you, you will LOOOOVE Feuilles de Tabac!! Hot, spicy and peppery to start (it makes me sneeze almost every time), it dries down to the most sublime -- and long lasting! -- tobacco....
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    Re: Horoscope-Fragance

    Hello, Caboose! I would recommend something very elegant and romantic. Perhaps Mouchoir de Monsieur. Or Le Dandy! Yes, that one would be perfect!
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    Re: Horoscope-Fragance

    FOR MEN:

    ARIES: Piper Nigrum or Harissa
    TAURUS: Virgilio
    GEMINI: Clinique Happy
    CANCER: Amber Extreme
    LEO: Amouage Gold or Le Roy Soleil
    VIRGO: Original Vetiver
    LIBRA: Voleur de Roses...
  76. Thread: Fragonard

    by Darkbloom
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    Fragonard

    I wore Zizanie today. *It is such a wonderful, unique fragrance and seems especially suited to a beautiful spring day. * I was wondering if anyone has tried other Fragonard fragrances. *I checked out...
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    Re: My Best Bottle

    Zizanie! *What an unsung yet wonderful fragrance. *So offbeat but so appealing. *It's the most distinctive one on your list, imho. *I love that powdery sandalwood. *As a matter of fact, I wore it...
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    Re: Creamy Lavenders?

    Diptyque's Eau d'Elide is a beautiful, creamy orange-lavender.
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    Re: Antaeus...and Question

    I LOVE Antaeus, but was so disappointed in the longevity. *You'd think that a fragrance with cujones like Antaeus would have some staying power, but no. *So, although I really love the scent, I don't...
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    Re: Annick Goutal

    I love Diptyque Ofresia! *As a matter of fact, I wore it yesterday. *It's the perfect Easter/Springtime scent. *It has a very fresh, natural, peppery fresia scent. *And it has excellent longevity,...
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    Re: Annick Goutal

    Mmm. *That sounds good, too. *I've only smelled Chene in a wax sample, but I remember enjoying it. * I'm a Serge Lutens freak! *How I wish all of SL were available in the U.S.!! *I just paid an...
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    Re: Annick Goutal

    Oh great, thanks!

    I just checked out her line in the directory, and although I'd love to try them all, I'm especially intrigued by Sables. *One reviewer compared it to Arabie, and that was enough...
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    Re: Annick Goutal

    What interesting articles! *I knew nothing about Annick Goutal other than it was a line of fragrances. *I didn't know anything about the woman behind the name. *And what a *woman! *Now I really want...
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    Re: Who Sent Me Le Dandy and Jivago 24K?

    I LOVE the smell of Le Dandy! ╩It's like some sort of fruity, whiskey punch you might have ordered in a tavern in the late 19th century. ╩In fact, it would make a perfect St. Patrick's day scent, so...
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    Re: "Extrait de Songe" by L'Artisan.

    If there's anything I hate more than vetiver, it's #$%* wick!!!
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond parfum

    Thanks, Adeel.
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    Mitsouko trivia

    Serge Diaghilev, the great impressario who brought the Ballet Russe to the West and commissioned works from some of the 20th Century's greatest artists like Stravinsky, Picasso and Cocteau, was a...
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond parfum

    Did you purchase this on-line and, if so, where? I've also been dying to try this one.
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    Re: Optimistic scents??

    Diptyque L'Eau. It's a heady, clove scent that I find exhilirating.
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    Re: Creed Vintage Tabarome

    I wore this one for the first time today (thanks to a decant from J.W.), and I LOVE it!! ╩The top notes are wonderful, imo. ╩When I first apply it, I smell amber, lavender and green tea. ╩So calming....
  91. l Re: Daim Blond and Un Bois Vanille too feminine?

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about SMN Vanilla and mentioned that it was my favorite vanilla with Un Bois Vanille my second favorite. I need to revise that. ╩UBV just can't be beat when it comes to...
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    Re: Gucci pour homme could kill you

    That's a great idea!! Because I certainly don't want to get gangrene. Have you ever smelled gangrene? Let me tell you, it ain't exactly Piper Nigrum.
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    Re: What would Shakespeare wear?

    Moe - Bandit
    Curly - Habit Rouge
    Larry - Old Spice

    I always thought of Moe as the most sophisticated of the three stooges.
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    Gucci pour homme could kill you

    In the 18th Century, there was a French composer and conductor named Jean-Baptiste Lully. ╩In the baroque era, instead of the short batons we know today, conductors would use large, wooden staves to...
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    Re: Your True Loves?

    Eau Sauvage is the heart and soul of my wardrobe. I wore it almost exclusively from 1986 to 1993, and was very happy. Over the years, I have used up many, many bottles. If, God forbid, all the other...
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes LEATHER thread

    Oud Cuir D'Arabie ╩*
    Bel Ami *
    Antaeus *
    Cuiron *
    Dzing! *

    For the ultimate leather scent, one need look no farther than Montale Oud Cuir D'Arabie. ╩Setamp turned me on to this one, and it is...
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes SANDALWOOD thread

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood *

    I can't praise this one enough. It is made entirely of essential oils, a rare feat in today's perfumery. The Sandalwood is accented with invigorating and uplifting fir...
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes PATCHOULI thread

    Marlen,

    These threads are a great idea! ╩OK, here are three for the list:

    Santa Maria Novella Patchouli ╩*
    Lorenzo Villoresi Patchouli ╩*
    Voleur de Roses ╩*

    The ultimate Patchouli, imho,...
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    Re: smokey, incensey wood

    I'm with you, Baron. ╩Those are my three favorites of the Incense series. ╩Zagorsk has a fake pine scent and Avignon is fake frankincense. ╩Plus, Avignon is very short-lived. ╩At least on me. ╩

    I...
  100. Re: For girls: Which male fragrance turns you on?

    Please let me know if you find any girls 16 - 30 here at Basenotes.
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